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1.

Digging for the Truth: The Complete Season 1

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The complete season 1 journeys to the most intriguing and dangerous places on Earth - from the Andes Mountains on a quest for El Dorado to Ethiopia on the trail of the Ark of the Covenant to Queen Nefertiti's tomb.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Gift

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An exploration of the intertwined lives of people and corn, illustrating the traditional, spiritual, economic and political importance of corn in the lives of indigenous peoples of North America.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Mystery of the Maya

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This program seeks answers to the three great mysteries of the Maya: their unusual choice of inhospitable areas for their cities, how they achieved such incredible knowledge, and why they abandoned their cities at the height of their brilliance. Mayan integration of beautiful architecture, art and society is reviewed, as well as their unusual and demanding religion.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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The Fall of the Aztecs [electronic resource]

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Series host Michael Wood lands on a small island off the coast of Mexico, where in 1519, Hernan Cortes led a band of some 500 soldiers onto the mainland and into the heart of the Aztec empire. On the shores of the Yucatan, Cortes first saw the Mayan pyramids. Wood continues west to the frontier between the Mayan and Aztec worlds. The Aztecs greeted Cortes with gifts of gold, an act that sealed their fate. Trekking over the mountains in torrential storms, Wood wonders how this small band of Spanish adventurers overthrew an empire of millions, and why the Aztec ruler Montezuma believed the Spanish were gods.
Online
2005; 2000
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Lost Kingdoms of the Maya

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An exploration of the forests of Central America and Mexico on the trail of the ancient Maya. Distinguished scientists unearth artifacts, reconstruct cities and decipher the hieroglyphics of an extraordinary civilization.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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History and Memory [electronic resource]

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Explores the dynamic nature of historical practice and knowledge. Topics range from the reinterpretation of Christopher Columbus'journeys, and the civilization of the ancient Mayas, to an understanding of Luba culture and reasons for demolishing the national Korean museum. Peter Winn discusses the relationships between perspective, memory, and historical "truth" revealing that historians recognize there will always be multiple, contending versions of the past.
Online
2004
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Destinos: 33 Si Supieras [electronic resource]

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Program 33 teaches Spanish vocabulary for careers and professions and how to give commands directly to someone whom you know well. It also discusses the Mayan civilization.
Online
1992
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Order and Early Societies [electronic resource]

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Through the rise of the Chinese empire, Mayan regional kingdoms, and the complex society of Igbo Ukwu, this unit considers the origins of centralized bureaucratic empires, regional kingdoms and a decentralized way or ordering society. Linda Walton discusses the rise of gender inequality through the example of the Neolithic Hongshan culture of northeastern China, whose archeological sites contain remarkable evidence of important female imagery.
Online
2004
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Collapse [electronic resource]

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Examines the reasons behind the decline of various civilizations throughout history. Explores the collapse of the Sumerian and Mayan civlizations as well as the fall of the Roman Empire. Also discusses how overpopulation and over-exploitation of resources contributed to the collapse of Copan and looks at similar problems that confront society today.
Online
1993
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Mayan: A History of the Mayas

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The ancient Mayans believed that God formed them out of cornmeal. One thousand years later, the modern Mayans still harvest corn to support themselves. This program traces the rich history of a culture that has endured centuries of change, yet blends the past with the present in colorful ways.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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The Conquest of Mexico [electronic resource]

This program provides a portrait of Cortez and his world-the real world and the imaginary one painted by theologians, mystics, imaginative travelers, poets, and liars; of the New World as seen by a small number of Spaniards; and of the civilizations of Mesoamerica before they were "discovered"-the world of the Mayas and Aztecs, the nature of Aztec religion and politics. It describes the Battle of Mexico and explains how and why Montezuma lost-and why, today still, the descendants of the Aztecs speak Nahuatl.
Online
2006; 1991
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Cakchiquel Maya of San Antonio Palopo

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As civilization encroaches, the Tunecos must decide whether the loss of their culture is too high a price to pay for incorporation into the world beyond their lakeside village.
VHS
1993; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Cities of the Ancient Mayas

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Palenque, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum, and other of the once great cities of southern Mexico and Yucatan provide the setting for this look at the rise and fall of the Mayas.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Western Hemisphere and Antarctica

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Land of the eagle is the story of how North America was discovered is told through the eyes of the Native Americans and the European newcomers. A magnificent ensemble of paintings, photographs, wildlife films, and Native Americans voicing the words of their ancestors. In Spirits of the jaguar amid volcanoes, jungles, deserts, and reefs, we enter the legendarykingdoms of the Mayas and Aztecs where each creature, from monkey to snake, turtle to flamingo, is ruled by the all-powerful spirit of the jaguar.; Wild South America explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. Using new camera techniques, including infrared night vision cameras, rarely seen animals are revealed. Life in the freezer explores the Earth's coldest [...]
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)